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Holi Hai!

Happy Holi LearnHubbers!


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The festival of colours was here and we are sure it was great fun for one and all. Holi is a welcome respite from exams, studying, applying and routine work. The best part of Holi is that you can pull of pranks on others and get away, no matter how insane the prank was!


So How Was LearnHub’s Holi?
We had a great deal of fun – and got totally doused in colors. Everyone was scared of the water balloons – wrecked havoc and chaos! The best part was when the sweets came. Everything was finished in 2 minutes. In retrospect, it wasn’t hygienic, with all the colors, but then again, it’s Holi!
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So, why don’t you tell us how your Holi was like? It would be great fun sharing Holi stories!

Online learning has never been so much of fun

If you are someone who believes that sharing knowledge is the best form of learning, Nuvvo is the place for you. Nuvvo is a social learning network that makes online learning easy, user friendly, enjoyable and involving. Created by Savvica Inc, this visually appealing portal provides a centralised online education destination for students, teachers and academicians to share and disseminate information.

One of the most unique features of Nuvvo is that it offers a revolutionary approach to teaching and learning online through networked communities. These communities focus on a specific subject. Anyone can create a community, share a lesson, have a discussion, create a test, share an opinion and tutor someone online at absolutely no charge. Some communities like Shakespeare, Hollywood, Intelligence, Tea Room and International Football are very engaging and have lively discussions from time to time.

As these communities can be created by both students and teachers alike, the demarcation between teachers and students blurs and there is an increased partnership between them. Hence, by eliminating the divide between teachers and learners, and combining learning with the benefit of social networking, Nuvvo has created an unprecedented niche in the field of online education.

Be Creative, Get Your Profile Badges!

Feeling like a genius? Get a badge which says that!

Being a member of LearnHub makes you pretty unique. You are a part of the elite few, who don’t waste time on the internet. It’s only natural that you stand out from the crowd. We’ve got something that will do just that!

Now you can get a badge that says it all! Get a badge for any of your favorite communities and sport it on your profile and on your blog and the world will stand in awe of your intellect.

Getting the badge is pretty simple. It’s 3 steps, each taking less than a minute!

Step 1 – Go to the Badge Builder
Say, you love the GMAT Community – just go to
http://gmat.learnhub.com/badges

and you’ll see something like this

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If you want a badge for the sat community, then visit:
http://sat.learnhub.com/badges;

for any other community – visit
http://CommunityName.LearnHub.com/badges

Step 2 – Color your badge
Just pick your favorite colors and click on the badge that you like most. Once you are done with that,



Step 3 – Get the HTML
Choose the appropriate badge by clicking on the link. The corresponding HTML will appear in the box.

Armed with the HTML, you can now flaunt at your membership to this elite community at your blog or site or personal profile!

Let’s race and see who gets the maximum badges!

CBC Winners

CBC Results Are Out!

Photo 25141 For those of you who don’t know – the CBC is the Community Building Competition. It is the only contest where you win great prizes for online social learning pursuits. In simple words – the CBC let’s you have a great deal of online fun and gives you prizes for it :)
Curious about the results and the details on who won the grand prize of INR 50K? Have a look at this lesson


Who Won The CBC?

Just kidding. Have a look at this awesome community and once you are done drooling, you will want to have done something as amazing as they have and win a prize for it.

By the way, the others also won prizes – iPods galore!
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I Want A Prize Too

We knew you would want a prize. Don’t worry, let’s just say that CBC Part 2, is around the corner. This time, it will be bigger and more exciting! Don’t forget to join the party! Before we call it a day, let’s have a round of applause for all the participants – all those who made the CBC a fun and exciting journey. Hats of to you and your spirit – for at the end, you are the real winners!

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Just to let you know, how much we appreciate your effort – you get this Mario Star :)

Holi Hai!

Happy Holi LearnHubbers!


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The festival of colours was here and we are sure it was great fun for one and all. Holi is a welcome respite from exams, studying, applying and routine work. The best part of Holi is that you can pull of pranks on others and get away, no matter how insane the prank was!


So How Was LearnHub’s Holi?
We had a great deal of fun – and got totally doused in colors. Everyone was scared of the water balloons – wrecked havoc and chaos! The best part was when the sweets came. Everything was finished in 2 minutes. In retrospect, it wasn’t hygienic, with all the colors, but then again, it’s Holi!
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So, why don’t you tell us how your Holi was like? It would be great fun sharing Holi stories!

User Profiles Now More User-Friendly!

Last night, LearnHub launched a successful upgrade to user profiles! You’ll notice changes to your individual profile appear more simplified and easier to navigate through.

Notable changes to user profiles include: Trivia score percentage, number of lessons created, and membership in Communities.




Information, Activity, Updates and Authority tabs have condensed how user activity were previously shown on profiles, creating more white space and room for users to customize personal details and contact information. For example, you can list your Academic History, Employment History and Favourite Books.





Along with this new display, our latest personal feature also allows users to say, “What’s on your mind?” LearnHub users can showcase this by writing their Latest Update from the Home menu.

This feature is similar to Facebook and Twitter status capabilities. You can even see your Work in Progress and your Most Recent Activity on your profile as well!

A big thank you goes out to our hard working developers, Carsten, Wes and Libin!

It’s a new and improved framework for everyone at LearnHub to enjoy.

Complete your LearnHub user profile today!

Indian Degrees Now Recognized in U.S.

World Education Services, the leader in international education credential evaluation for American and Canadian universities, has revised its assessment of India’s three-year undergraduate degrees.

This is great news for the thousands of Indian LearnHubbers who aspire to do a graduate degree in the U.S.!

Indian students who have earned a Bachelor’s degree, such as B.Sc. or B.Com, with Division I or II from universities accredited by National Assessment and Accreditation Council (NAAC) with a grade of “A” or higher, may now equate to a U.S. Bachelor’s degree.

Traditionally, students in India needed to complete sixteen years of academic work to be eligible for admission to graduate programs in the United States.

Dr. Rahul Choudaha, Associate Director says this initiative will, “help students gain full credit for their Indian education and save them an extra year of coursework, which some students undertake to meet the requirement for admission to the U.S. universities.”

Prominent American universities are prepared to consider International applications for graduate admission from candidates who hold three-year degrees.

Students interested in international education are encouraged to join WES’s International Admissions community to share their experiences and ask queries on a range of topics related to international admissions including credential evaluation, admissions process, immigration, and standardized testing.

Happy Thanksgiving Day!

%{font-family:tahoma; font-size:12px;color:black}LearnHub would like to wish all Americans and students studying abroad within the U.S. a Happy Thanksgiving Day!

Historically, Thanksgiving was originally a religious observance for all the members of the community to give thanks to God for a common purpose.

Today, the tradition of giving thanks to God is continued in various forms. Families and friends usually gather for a large meal or dinner, where in contemporary fashion, each person may contribute words of blessing or thanks.

The number of foreign students enrolled in U.S. colleges climbed by 7 per cent during the last school year; the most dramatic increase reported in a decade, according to a report released this month by the Institute of International Education. Illinois ranks fifth for international student enrollment after colleges and universities in the state reported a 12.5 per cent increase in foreign students from 2006-2007 to 2007-2008.

A steady rise in international enrollments on college American campuses has spurred some universities to rethink how they expose visiting students to American culture beyond the classroom.

Peggy Blumenthal, executive Vice President of Institute of International Education says, “Too often when a graduate student comes here from India or China, for example, they can end up spending years here and not getting a sense of what America is like,” she said. “That’s the kind of thing these colleges are trying to work on. Students can go back with a deeper sense of what America really is, and our students will learn more about the rest of the world.”%

%{font-family:tahoma; font-size:12px;color:black}In fact, schools across America plan on preparing meals for a record number of foreign students and others who cannot travel home – complete with turkey, pumpkin chowder and vegan vegetable stew.

Palestinian Hussein Daraghma, a sophomore studying in America, already has a game plan for Thanksgiving: Arrive early and stay late. In holiday tradition, the 20-year-old Economics student will move on from the campus meal to a second dinner with his boss’ family. “It’s kind of nice to have people around you in these moments,” he said.


From everyone here at LearnHub, we wish you all a Happy Thanksgiving Weekend holiday!%